Eclectically homeschooling our fun-loving only child from preschool to high school!


Hi! We are a family of three humans and two beloved canines. We began homeschooling in 2006. Our son, the kiddo, born in 2002, is now hacking high school by using outsourced vendors and dual-enrolling in community college and our state flagship university. We have decided to call our California-registered private, independent homeschool Quark Academy.

You might most often hear me reporting on college readiness, courses kiddo has chosen to pursue and my trials with understanding college applications in an education system that is still quite foreign to me.  I am an avid reader of homeschool discussion forums but don’t always summon the courage to reply to posts there so from time to time, I might publish a response here instead.

We are voracious readers and risk takers and I fear that I will additionally, be sorely tempted to harangue my dear readers with thoughts about books and adventures gone wrong (or hopefully, right!).

I used to blog at Funschooling.net but decided to rename our school Quark Academy for a more official sounding name on kiddo’s high school transcript.

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The following quotes describe the kind of homeschooler and parent I strive to be…

“Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.” – Richard P. Feynman

“Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try.” – John Keating, Dead Poets’ Society

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